DGP Prisons V K Singh Tuesday visited different jails in Udhampur and Kathua districts of Jammu and Kashmir and took stock of the security arrangements there, an official spokesman said.
During his visit to Udhampur and Kathua District Jails, and Sub-Jail Hiranagar, he evaluated the living condition of the inmates and the training facilities available for them, he said.
The DGP inspected all barracks, skill training centres, hospitals, CCTV control rooms, kitchens and other sections in these jails.
He also interacted with the inmates regarding food, accommodation, medical and training facilities available in the prisons, the spokesman said.
The DGP took note of physical layout, staffing levels, legal aid services, ongoing construction work and requirements of these jails.
He instructed the jail superintendents to exercise vigil, ensure dynamic development of staff and take necessary measures for the welfare of staff and inmates.
Singh also took a meeting of the prison staff during which he listened to their grievances.
He urged the staffers to put in their best efforts to strengthen the security system and play their role in the reformation of inmates, the spokesman said.
The DGP gave directions to the technical wing of the prisons department for undertaking repair and renovation work in barracks.
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